Every time I return from a trip to the Philippines my head is practically exploding with memorable experiences. I’ll be creating a video series to share what is fascinating, beautiful and bewildering about my birthplace. So stay tuned! They’re coming soon!
In the meantime, I have to share this sweet pop song called Chinito by Yeng Constantino. I heard it everywhere: on the car radio and in the malls. I even heard it blaring out of a bar at 8 a.m. when I was walking along the Legazpi waterfront. Like all good pop songs, it’s about romantic stirrings, has a bouncy melody and great song structure, and is maddeningly infectious. My understanding of Tagalog is weak so my cousin translated that the song is about a girl who is attracted to a Chinese boy, endearingly referred to as “Chinito.” She’s hoping that he’ll notice her. The video is super cute, too. See for yourself.